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Old 09-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Red Hat 5.1 Itanium


Hello. i have some problem with GUI on RH 5.1 itanium edition. Connected via console SSH and can not start X window. when i type "startx" it says "unable to open/locate config file". i have tried "locate xorg.conf" but no results. help me plz! can provide some logs if needed
 
Old 09-05-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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Perhaps an xorg.conf file hasn't yet been created .

Try running:

X -configure

as root
 
Old 09-05-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Connected via console SSH and can not start X window. when i type "startx"...
You do not startx over ssh. Explain what you're trying to do, exactly.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 01:08 AM   #4
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Perhaps an xorg.conf file hasn't yet been created .

Try running:

X -configure

as root
Thanks, but seems i got what's wrong
"No device to configure. Configuration failed"
 
Old 09-06-2008, 01:12 AM   #5
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You do not startx over ssh. Explain what you're trying to do, exactly.
well, server model HP rx7640. there's no VGA over there. But i would like to connect remotely and to be able to work with GUI...
is this possible? any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-06-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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If you need to run a full-on desktop environment over ssh, google for 'vnc over ssh'. IIRC, there are a couple different implementations.

A better approach would be to simply launch the specific GUI app you need.

e.g.
Code:
$ ssh -Y joe@host.local
Password: 

[joe@host.local ~]$ xclock
Which would, of course, fire up xlock (assuming you have X11 forwarding set up properly on the server side). Replace xclock with the GUI application you need to run.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 08:09 AM   #7
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Ok thanks anyone...
Managed somehow with XDMCP ( XManager
 
  


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